Windows Azure AppFabric Caching Service – It’s Alive!!

Michael S. Collier's Blog

The Windows Azure AppFabric Caching Service was released yesterday as a production service.  Previously this service has been available as a CTP service only.  I’m thrilled to see this service being made available now as a production level service.  I think the caching service is a huge feature for those doing scalable, robust services on the Windows Azure platform.  No longer do you need to implement your own “caching service invented here” solution, or go through the steps to implement another caching solution for your Windows Azure hosted solutions.

As a CTP service, Windows Azure AppFabric Caching was free.  Now that as a production service you would expect that to change, right?  Not so fast my friend!  The service is being made available for free until August 1, 2011.  After the free promo period ends in August, pricing for the service will vary based on the size of the…

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